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cigarette beetle

Scientific Name
Lasioderma serricorne
Scientific Author
(Fabricius, 1775)
Taxonomy
(Coleoptera: Anobiidae: Anobiinae)
Status
Exotic Species Outbreak in Australia
Reliability
High
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Australia, Darwin. G. F. Hill. F. E. Wilson Collection
Source
Clare McLellan Museum Victoria
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Diagnostic Notes

Adult body length 2 - 3 mm; body colour reddish brown; body rounded, oval shaped, when viewed from above head concealed by the pronotum; elytra covered with fine hairs.

Distinguished from Stegobium paniceum (drugstore beetles): Lasioderma serricorne antennae serrated, elytra smooth; Stegobium paniceum antennae ends in a 3-segmented club, elytra striated with rows of punctures.
 

More Information
Author
Walker, K.
Created
09/05/2007 09:54 AEST
Last Updated
14/02/2008 16:45 AEST
Citation
Walker, K. (2007) cigarette beetle (Lasioderma serricorne) Updated on 2/14/2008 4:45:42 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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Free for use under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License

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